Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching

The Cherry Award program is designed to honor great teachers, to stimulate discussion in the academy about the value of teaching, and to encourage departments and institutions to value their own great teachers. The recipient of the Cherry Award will receive a prize of $250,000 and will teach in residence at Baylor University during an upcoming semester.

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Hollylynne S. Lee, Ph.D.

Hollylynne S. Lee, Ph.D.

2022 Cherry Award Winner

Hollylynne S. Lee earned her B.S. in secondary mathematics education from The Pennsylvania State University in 1991, her M.A.Ed. in secondary education-mathematics in 1995 from College of William and Mary, and her Ph.D. in mathematics education from University of Virginia in 2000. She serves as Distinguished Professor of Mathematics and Statistics Education at North Carolina State University. Prior to her work at the university level, she served as a K-12 teacher.